FES MENA Blog

From Beirut to Khartoum and from Rabat to Teheran, our FES colleagues, partners as well as guest contributors share their insights from the ground and offer food for thought on current developments in the MENA region.

The views expressed in this blog series are not necessarily those of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.


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Political Feminism and the Case of Palestine

This article aims to examine the depoliticization of feminist movements with a specific focus on Palestine and highlight how and why Palestinian...


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‘Whether you are still alive the next day is a matter of luck’

FES Project Manager Usama Antar on his evacuation from Gaza, the current humanitarian situation on the ground and support for Hamas among the...


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What a feminist approach to the Middle East conflict could look like

One of the principles of feminist foreign policy is to lay down arms to enable humanitarian aid


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11.12.2023 | Blog

Global Grain Markets

In North Africa, where millions of people are highly dependent on cereals and bread, Cairo hosts the world's most significant market for imported...


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15.11.2023 | Blog

The True Value of Bread as a Reflection of Social Inequality in Tunisia

Tunisia's bakers went on strike from 2 to 19 August 2023. Bread is indispensable in Tunisian culinary culture and a sensitive political issue. The...


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Just Transition for Female Agricultural Workers

This article discusses the status of female agricultural workers in the Arab world, examining the challenges they encounter as a result of climate...


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Embracing Ecofeminism: Shifting the Focus to a Life-Centered Economy

The article emphasizes the need for a shift towards a life-centered economy that embraces the principles of ecofeminism and prioritizes gender...


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In Search of Financial Justice

The global financial system is dysfunctional. And yet, calls for reforms that better meet the needs of the Global South continue to face resistance


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A Tug of War and Peace in Yemen

As a key chapter of the Yemen war nears its end, risks of disruptions to the peace remain — with potentially dire consequences for the population.


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In the Mood for Love: Towards a Gender, Environmental and Social Revolution

This article is a call to action. A call to Love. Radically. Open your heart and as you read through, allow yourself to feel through.


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